Highland

Crazy Over Art on Tour to host jewelry showcase

By Kendra Elliot
Posted 8/7/20

Crazy Over Art on Tour, hosted by Lilly Rae in the Hamlet is a non-for profit organization providing amazing opportunities for people to enjoy beautifully crafted handmade jewelry. Crazy Over …

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Crazy Over Art on Tour to host jewelry showcase

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Crazy Over Art on Tour, hosted by Lilly Rae in the Hamlet is a non-for profit organization providing amazing opportunities for people to enjoy beautifully crafted handmade jewelry. Crazy Over Art on Tour has jewelry made and provided by Collin Michael Studio.  
Come out and join us for an amazing cause Saturday, August 8 at 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., do a craft with the children and enjoy some complementary snacks. There is no charge for doing this craft however donations are graciously accepted. 
 This event will be held outside, at Lilly Rae in the Hamlet, 3761 State Route 9W, while maintaining social distancing. All attendees are asked to please wear a mask. Hand sanitizer is provided. 
 
 
Community Support 
If you or someone you know is food insecure you can go to the Ascension Holy Trinity Mission Center in Highland (food pantry and clothing closet).
They are open Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and have evening hours on Wednesdays from 6-8pm for those that work. They offer fresh vegetables. No proof of residency or income is required. All who are hungry are fed. Check their Facebook page or website for hours.
They also receive many donations from local businesses and farms – offering food, clothing and hospitality.
They are located at 21-23 Lower Grand Street. 24/7 Emergency Food & Clothing Assistance Phone: (845) 834-6014 and Phone: (845) 691-8245 
Last Saturday’s Holy Trinity Pantry love was multiplied by a million when Zoe, on behalf of Junior Troop 60319, appeared at their door, delivering Girl Scout cookies for Mission Center guests. 
Thank you, our beloved and faithful partners of 60319, for once again putting your compassion into action on behalf of our neighbors. 
 
Crafts at the Highland Public Library 
Galaxy Necklace Tutorial – Adult & Teen Craft 
Pick up the supplies to make a galaxy necklace at home! You will need nail polish and glitter nail polish, which can be found at home or in the Dollar General. Kits are available until Saturday, August 8th, or while supplies last. 
This craft kit can be picked up through our curbside service. Contact the library to arrange a time for you to pick up your craft kit at 845-691-2275 (the craft kit is available the entire week during open hours). Kits are limited.  
A galaxy is a huge collection of gas, dust, and billions of stars and their solar systems, all held together by gravity. Make your own unique Galaxy necklace using a few items you have at home or can pick up at your local dollar store. Search Google images for inspiration. 
Supplies: 
• Ribbon Neck Cord 
• Metal Tray 
• Glass Cabochon 
Additional Supplies 
• Strong Adhesive like ModPodge, E6000 or Crazy Glue 
• Toothpick 
• Assorted Nail Polishes/Glitter  (Pinks, purples, whites, blacks or whichever color suits your taste) 
Steps: 
1 Get your supplies together.  
2 Visualize how you want your galaxy to look. You will be using layers to build your art starting from the front of the glass to the back. Whatever color you use first will be in front of your glass. Start with clear glitter for stars and dust. Let dry. 
3 Begin creating you nail polish design on the glass cabochon. You can use light brush strokes or make patterns with a toothpick. Allow polish dry in between coats if you do not want it to blend. You can make interesting blends by mixing different color polishes with a toothpick while wet. 
4 When you have acheived the desired look for your piece, let it dry completely. 
5 Paint the back of the glass with a dark color to fill any gaps. 
6 Attach glass to try with glue. Let dry. Do not get your necklace wet. It is not waterproof. 
7 Add chain and show off your colorful galaxy! 
 
 

Curbside Craft- Braided Friendship Bracelets 
Pick up supplies to make 2 friendship bracelets- one for you and your best friend! Each bracelet requires 3 pieces of hemp rope and 5 beads. Kits are available the week of Monday, August 3 - Saturday, August 8! 
This craft kit can be picked up through our curbside service. Contact the library to arrange a time for you to pick up your craft kit at 845-691-2275 (the craft kit is available the entire week during open hours). Kits are limited so registration is required. 
 
During these difficult and uncertain times, I have been trying to spend the last few weeks on what I like to call “Pops of Positivity”. Since I cannot keep you posted on events that are going on, and many of us have been feeling disconnected without these events I think it important to focus on the good, even more than ever. Each week in my column, I’ve been trying to highlight any story from our wonderful community that highlights little moments, or Pops!, of positivity  when so much negative is surrounding us. If you have a “Pop of Positivity!” you would like to share during quarantine, please email me at mrskendraelliot@gmail.com or call 845-706-9582. 
 
 

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